Phoebus Parnassian (LEP14) Parnassius phoebus


     Although the parnassians only slightly resemble swallowtails, they are indeed closely related.  Phoebus is waxy white in color, with charcoal edges to the forewing, black spots near the base, and two or three ruby spots in between.  Each hindwing, inwardly edged with black, bears a bright red spot near the middle.